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  Portsmouth police charge Sen. Louise Lucas, NAACP leaders and other public officials in June Confederate monument protest
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Aug 18, 2020 04:18pm
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AuthorSara Gregory and Margaret Matray
News DateTuesday, August 18, 2020 12:35:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth police announced criminal charges Monday against a bevy of public officials and activists — including state Sen. Louise Lucas, leaders of the NAACP, the city’s top public defender and a School Board member — stemming from a June protest and vandalism at the city’s Confederate monument that left a man seriously injured and much of the statue toppled.

Lucas, NAACP President James Boyd and Vice President Louie Gibbs, School Board member LaKeesha “Klu” Atkinson and four others were charged with felony injury to a monument and conspiracy, Police Chief Angela Greene told reporters Monday afternoon. Public Defender Brenda Spry, two attorneys from her office and three others were charged with felony injury to a monument. Each charge carries up to five years in prison.
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